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Dr. Ryan Meineke Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Ryan Meineke

Dr. Meineke is a native San Diegan having grown up in Del Mar where he attended Torrey Pines High school. He went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science from the University of California Los Angeles and his Medical Doctor degree from the University of Cincinnati where he was able to spend time with his grandfather who had previously worked as a professor at the school for over 50 years. Returning to southern California Dr. Meineke completed his orthopedic residency at Loma Linda University and a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery with world renowned surgeon Dr. Roger Mann in Oakland.

Dr. Meineke has been proud to serve the north county San Diego community for nearly 10 years since completing his training. Not only does Dr. Meineke take pride in his ability to handle most general orthopedic issues including joint replacement, arthroscopy and fractures but he also has special interest in complex foot and ankle reconstruction and ankle replacement surgery for traumatic and arthritic conditions.

Dr. Meineke believes strongly in involving patients in their own decision making and works hard to present treatment options in terms most can understand and encourages his patients to ask questions. Whenever possible he will first recommend therapy, bracing or other nonoperative treatment prior to consideration of surgery. He understands the importance of being thorough and honest when discussing the risks and benefits of treatment and the anticipated recovery from treatment knowing it can affect work, finances, and place strain on the support of family and friends.

When away from the office or hospital Dr. Meineke spends his time with his wife Minhthy, an anesthesiologist at UCSD Medical Center, and his two young sons August and Conrad. Together they enjoy the beach, golfing, traveling and skiing.

“I’m grateful to be practicing where I grew up, in North County San Diego. This is my home and where I have enjoyed an active lifestyle like so many other people who call this area home. It is my privilege to help my neighbors restore and maintain their quality of lives” – Dr. Ryan Meineke

Education and Training

  • 2012
    Foot and Ankle Fellowship with Dr. Roger Mann, Oakland Bone and Joint Specialists
  • 2007-2011
    Resident Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • 2006
    Internship, Department of General Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • 2002-2006
    M.D. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • 2002
    B.S. Physiological Science, University of California Los Angeles

Work and Volunteer Experience

  • 2012-present
    Orthopedic surgeon - Pacific Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine/Direct Orthopedic Care
  • 2003
    Clinical Research Associate, Surgical Assistant - Wellington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2002
    Medical Volunteers of the University of Cincinnati
  • 2002
    St. Leo's Medical Clinic volunteer, Solana Beach, California
  • 2000
    Research Assistant - Biosite Diagnostics, San Diego, CA
  • 1998-2003
    Children's Miracle Network volunteer
  • 1997-2000
    Research Assistant - Agouron/Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, La Jolla, CA.

Certifications and Licensure

  • California Medical License
  • DEA License
  • Basic Microsurgical Techniques Certification California
  • Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator Permit

Grants and Awards

  • 2010
    Nominated for AOA Resident Leadership Forum
  • 2009
    Second place award Loma Linda University Medical Center Orthopaedic Research Seminar
  • 2003
    Robert S. Heidt Sr. Foundation Research Grant- Wellington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Research

  • 2010
    Meineke, RC. Wongworawat, MD, Williams, P. Comparison of fast-setting plaster and prefabricated fiberglass in splinting of the injured extremity. Submitted to Journal of Trauma, publication pending
  • 2009
    Meineke, RC. Chiu, S. Wongworawat, MD. Williams, P. Comparison of locking and grasping loop configurations using fiberwire in four-strand cruciate flexor tendon repairs. Submitted to EJHS, publication pending
  • 2009
    Le. S, Meineke, RC. Wongworawat, MD, Williams, P. Number of suture throws and its impact on the biomechanical properties of the four-strand cruciate locked flexor tendon repair with fiberwire. Submitted to EJHS, publication, pending
  • 2003
    Snyder MA, Meineke, RC. Tibial joint line elevation in cruciate-retaining total knee arthoplasty. Abstract accepted to 116th AOA meeting
  • 2003
    Snyder MA, Meineke, RC. Revision total knee arthroplasty using the Genesis II total knee system : Midterm clinical results. Abstract accepted to 116 th AOA meeting

Presentations

  • August 2010 - WOA conference poster presentation - Comparison of locking and grasping loop configurations using fiberwire in four-strand cruciate flexor tendon repairs.
  • May 2009 - Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center: "Pediatric Foot Deformities"
  • February 2009 - Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center: "Arthroplasties of the Hand"
  • November 2008 - Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center: "Cervical Stenosis and Spondylosis"
  • September 2008 - Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center: "Hip Fractures"
  • July 2008 - Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center: "Management of Open Fractures"

Courses Attended

  • 2010 - AOA Annual Meeting - Resident Leadership Forum
  • 2009 - Dallas Short Course - Orthotics and Prosthetics, Dallas, TX
  • 2008 - AO Fracture Course, Seattle, WA

Society Membership

  • American Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Oceanside Office

    3905 Waring Road
    Oceanside, CA 92056

  • Carlsbad Office

    6121 Paseo Del Norte
    Carlsbad, CA 92011

  • Physical Therapy - Encinitas

    351 Santa Fe Dr
    Suite 100
    Encinitas, CA 92024

    Monday – Friday : 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Physical Therapy – Vista

    1958 Via Centre Drive
    Vista, CA 92081

  • Physical Therapy – Carlsbad

    6121 Paseo Del Norte
    Carlsbad, CA 92011

  • MRI Facility – Carlsbad

    6121 Paseo Del Norte
    Carlsbad, CA 92011